Tigers take 5-game losing streak into matchup with White Sox
Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Tigers are 4-4 against AL Central opponents. Detroit has slugged .311, last in the majors. Christin Stewart leads the club with a .519 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits.
The White Sox have gone 4-4 against division opponents. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.45. Carlos Rodon leads the team with a 3.27 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .232 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored by seven runs
White Sox: 4-6, .244 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by 18 runs